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locum tenens

 [lo´kum ten´ens]
a physician who temporarily takes the place of another.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lo·cum ten·ant

(lō'kŭm ten'ănt),
A temporary substitution of one physician by another.
Synonym(s): locum tenens
[partial anglicization of locum tenens]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

locum tenens

(lō′kəm′ tē′nĕnz′, tĕn′ənz)
n. pl. locum tenentes (tə-nĕn′tēz)
A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for another.
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locum tenens

A term for either
1. A person or professional filling another's place for a defined temporary period of time, usually for vacation coverage or.
2. The position being covered; LT physicians or 'locums' usually have the same qualifications as the person for whom they are covering (he said petulantly).
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

locum tenens

A person, especially a doctor, who substitutes for another for a period of days, weeks or months. The term is usually abbreviated to ‘locum’. The phrase is Latin for holding a place.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005